International Hugging Day: A psychologist has said why it is vital

Whether you are looking for support or security in your arms or you are expressing joy or love with a hug, it is not just an emotional issue. Hugging is not only a balm for the soul, but also a panacea for the body!

It’s a free panacea

How a hug helps our body:

● Relieves stress and calms, because it reduces the level of the stress hormone cortisol.

● Hugging results in perfect relaxation. Muscle tensions and blocks are released.

● It works naturally against depression and anxiety.

● Adds a sense of security, safety, love of confidence and trust.

● In addition, the hug increases the production of serotonin in the brain – the hormone of happiness.

The benefits are also confirmed by the study

The fact that hugging is healthy is also confirmed by a study by scientists from the American University of North Carolina. According to her, volunteers who did not hug had a much faster heart rate than people who already hugged regularly with their partner. They had a calmer heartbeat.

Meet the daily minimum

Hugging is healthy, so it is recommended to accumulate at least 4 hugs a day! “We need four hugs a day to survive. We need eight hugs a day to last. And we need twelve hugs a day to grow. “ said internationally acclaimed family therapist Virginia Satir.

Helps resolve conflicts

The world-famous psychologist Jiřina Prekopová developed hugging as an effective method of conflict resolution. Love also includes disputes and quarrels, but it is important to clarify things and come to reconciliation, preferably by hug. Such conflict resolution is important not only in the parent-child relationship, but also in relationships, especially for parents who quarrel in front of their children. If that happens, they should also reconcile in front of their children. And how else to show it than by hugging …


When you need to “smear”

Psychologist Jiřina Prekopová also mentioned that some adults are “unadulterated” because they had a “cold upbringing” as a child, meaning that they did not get as much love as they needed. And just hugging can partially compensate for such a childhood deficit.

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